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CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Gov. Dave Freudenthal demonstrated his support of financial education by signing Senate Joint Resolution 005, a Wyoming credit union-backed initiative to strengthen financial education efforts in the state. The resolution was initiated by Wyoming’s 33 credit unions and their 179,000 members as part of their mission to educate young adults and citizens and promote financial literacy. A 2002 survey conducted by Jump$tart Coalition found that high school seniors in 2003 knew less about personal finance than those in 1997, and less than 30% of young Americans are given the opportunity to take even one week’s worth of high school courses on money management or personal finance. The resolution, which was sponsored by state Sen. Hank Coe (R-Coe) was overwhelmingly backed by both the state House and Senate.

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